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Open PhD position in computational methods and inverse problems in cardiovascular biomechanics

 Open PhD position in computational methods and inverse
problems in cardiovascular biomechanics
 

A highly motivated PhD student is sought for research in
computational methods and inverse problems at the University of Pittsburgh
(Pitt) Department of Bioengineering (BioE).

On optimal hierarchy of load-bearing biological materials

Load-bearing biological materials such as shell, mineralized tendon and bone exhibit 2-7 levels of structural hierarchy based on constituent materials (biominerals and proteins) of relatively poor mechanical properties. A key question that remains unanswered is what determines the number of hierarchical levels in these materials. Here we develop a quasi-self-similar hierarchical model to show that,

Searching for a postdoctoral position in biomaterials

Dear imechanicans,

I am seeking for a postdoctoral position in the field of biomaterials. I am interested in the mechanical behaviour of natural systems and the development of new materials. I just finished my PhD on the mechanics of crotch and would like to continue my study in the field of biomechanics/biomaterials. I am highly motivated and well organized.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Anna Dolgran

ICoBT 2011 - The International Conference on BioTribology - 18-21 September 2011 - Abstract submissions now open

ICoBT 2011 is a new conference which will be held at Imperial College London from 18-21 September 2011. Contributions are welcomed from scientists, engineers and clinicians working in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, biomechanics, biomaterials, cosmetic chemistry, biophysics and biomimetics. Abstract submissions are now open!

Micro-sphere Model

Hi all,

I am currently working on micro-sphere model like the one used by Miehe, Ihlemann and Pawleski. I wonder if someone know a FEM code who use this type of model.

Thanks a lot

Joachim Guilie

 

FSI Analysis to Understand Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

1. We present an interesting application of ADINA FSI in the study of carpal tunnel syndrome. The analyses involve large deformations and contact of multiple flexible bodies which are immersed in a fluid:

http://www.adina.com/newsgH71.shtml

2. Please recall that we offer a very attractive academic package, for research and teaching, for university users. For more information see

http://www.adina.com/educ.shtml

FSI Analysis of the Human Coughing Mechanism

We present an application of ADINA FSI in the study of the human coughing mechanism. The aim of the study is to help surgeons to position tracheal implants effectively. Please see

http://www.adina.com/newsgH69.shtml

You can find many other examples of applications of ADINA in the analysis of multiphysics problems here:

http://www.adina.com/multiphysics.shtml

Which program? ABAQUS, Comsol or Ansys

Hi all,

I am a PhD student at the first months. I have to choose a finite element software to study impact effect on biological soft tissues. After some web researches the softwares which seem to be more suitable are ABAQUS, Comsol Multiphisics and Ansys.
My intention is to develop an user defined material model considering the material as anisotropic porous-visco-elastic.
I would appreciate some suggestions/opinion. I am specially interested in dynamical simulations.
Giacomo

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Suresh's group Fighting Malaria: Understanding the Biomechanical Properties of Red Blood Cells

Suresh's group Fighting Malaria: Understanding the Biomechanical Properties of Red Blood Cells

Subra Suresh with Quinn

MIT Dean of Engineering Subra
Suresh with graduate
student David Quinn. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington

 

FSI in Brain Dynamics

We present an interesting application of ADINA FSI in  
cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, please see     

http://www.adina.com/newsgH64.shtml

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Rac activation by stress does not depend on Src

It is known that platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) induced Rac activation depends on Src activity. However, we find that a local stress of physiologic magnitude via integrins can directly activate Rac GTPase rapidly, independent of the Src activity. Our finding on the stress-induced rapid Rac activation challenges the conventional wisdom on mechanotransduction and suggests that stress-induced signaling via focal adhesions does not follow signal transduction pathways induced by growth factors. To view the whole paper:

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Endowed Professorships and Faculty positions in Health

Michigan Technological University invites applicants for new tenure-track positions at any rank in the broad areas of health sciences and engineering. This campus-wide Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative (SFHI) is projected to bring up to ten new faculty members, including possible endowed positions, to campus over the next two years to strengthen the key focus areas of biochemistry, bioengineering, bioethics, biomaterials, biomechanics, human factors, medical informatics, cell biology, physiology, and statistical genetics.

Wondering about the Mechanics of Bacterial Death

0. I was idly thinking about the current H1N1 flue pandemic, and the following things occurred to me. Please note, I know very little about this subject matter. So, please consider descriptions in the following as, at best, tentative.

1. There is a basic difference between how alcohol kills viruses and how salt-water kills bacteria. [Alcohol is used in the hand-cleaners they use in hospitals. Girgling with salt-water is the first line of defense (and an unexpectedly highly effective one) which is well known for millenia.]

But the mechanisms involved are different.

Chair and Lectureship in BioEngineering at Durham University, UK

Colleagues

Can I draw your attention to a Chair position and Lectureship in Bioengineering at the School of Engineering, Durham University. While the curent Chair position is occupied by an experimentalist, the postitions are open to candidates with interests in computational modelling and I would encourage anyone in that area to take a look.

Further details are available at the Durham jobs website https://jobs.dur.ac.uk/default.asp. Closing dates are 10/07/09 for the Chair and 31/07/09 for the Lectureship.

Teeth implant Finite Element Analysis

I am looking for a Finite Element software for Teeth and Implant modeling and analysis. Is there a special FE software for this, or which of these softwares can solve the proplem.

Abaqus, ProEng, Ansys, catia, solidworks, or anyother software..

please, if you know about solving this problem, share your thoughts with me.. or send me a link to this kind of analysis...

thanks to all in advance... 

 Immuslih

Teeth Implant Finite Element Software

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I am looking for a Finite Element software for Teeth and Implant modeling and analysis. Is there a special FE software for this, or which of these softwares can solve the proplem.

Abaqus, ProEng, Ansys, catia, solidworks, or anyother software..

please, if you know about solving this problem, share your thoughts with me.. or send me a link to this kind of analysis...

thanks to all in advance... 

 Immuslih

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